Summer Reading Challenge

Still time to join the Silly Squad! 

As we head to the autumn, there is still time for all those yet to take part in this year's Summer Reading Challenge to register, with online registration running until September 30. 

The Summer Reading Challenge is an annual event aimed at 4–11 year olds. Children are encouraged to read six (or more) books of their choice, collecting incentives and rewards along the way, and a certificate once the challenge has been completed. The scheme is designed by the Reading Agency and delivered by public libraries nation-wide.

The theme for the Challenge this year is “Silly Squad” – a celebration of funny books, happiness and laughter, featuring bespoke artwork from award-winning children's author and illustrator, Laura Ellen Anderson. Those taking part will find out more about the fantastic characters and will unlock digital rewards, activities and video content as rewards for their reading.

This year, with the disruption caused by Covid-19 and the impact of social distancing on schools and public libraries, the Challenge in North East Lincolnshire has taken place entirely online. Information on accessing e-books and other electronic resources is available here.

Children must create a free account to take part in the Challenge, which is a simple process and requires approval by an adult (via email). Register online here.  For more information visit our Libraries' website.